Thank you for your honesty, PLUS some awesome giveaway madness


I don’t cook very often. The reason for that is that I am a bad cook, My husband, however, is a good cook.

For example, here’s what happens when my husband and I go into the kitchen to make dinner for our family on any given night.

Mike: “Okay, we’ve got corn flakes, an artichoke, and some cool whip. I am going to make something amazing.”

Me: “Okay, we’ve got corn flakes, an artichoke, and some cool whip. Let’s order a pizza.”

So when I was making dinner the other night, my children were understandably confused. Luckily, my daughter was there to give me a pep talk.

Daughter: “Mom, you are not as good a cook as Dad.”

Me: “…Yes. Thank you. That is for sure true.”

Daughter: “But also…”

Me: (excited for a compliment) “Yes?”

Daughter: “Dad is not as bad a cook as you.”

Me: “Excellent. Thank you.”


Hey! It’s awesome giveaway time! A couple of weeks ago I started a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $50 gift card to the store of your choice, provided by the good people at Select Aware, where cheapos like me go for a good deal.

This morning Rafflecopter randomly selected a winner, which is rad, except that I need a final email confirmation from Select Aware before I can move forward. That should come today. I will email the winner when it comes in.

Huzzah! It’s a cliff hanger!


Holy cow! It’s one more giveaway! I only do giveaways when I am contacted about something awesome, so I couldn’t resist this one:

Do you like wood? (that’s what she said)

Do you enjoy interesting things made out of wood?

I do.

So when the fine folks at Jord watches contacted me about their wood watches, I said, “What the heck yeah?! IT’S A WOOD WATCH!!” And, ps, they are gorgeous. I was sent the Ely in maple to review.


Is that a good-looking watch, or what? I LURVES IT.  I haven’t worn a watch for many years because I used to have a “thing” about having stuff around my wrist (it’s a delicate area, you know…there are vessels and stuff there). But I put on this watch and forgot I even had it on — that’s how comfy it is. Now, watches are a little high-maintenance for someone as lazy as yours truly (you have to wind them and all), but I love it as an accessory. I feel like a real live grown up when I wear it with my college t-shirt and Nike sneakers.

Now, here’s where you guys come in: Jord is offering a free Ely watch (in maple) to one of my readers! Please enter below and I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 24th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Meredith likes to write the funny at her blog, Pile of Babies (


  1. I’ll sport wood anywhere! (I couldn’t resist)

    Also, even if I could cook, I’d opt for the pizza over artichokes.

  2. oh dear. I found a really easy receipe for artichoke parmesan chicken. Did I tell you about it already? Long story short, I have made it twice, as it turns out my kids don’t care for artichoke so, yeah. Guess I am done making that one.

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